Research Awardees

Current CFRI-Funded Cystic Fibrosis Researchers

New Horizons Research

Martina Gentzsch, PhD: Physiological Models of Cystic Fibrosis Airway Cultures that Mimic the In Vivo Environment for Therapeutic Testing; Principal Investigator, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Lucas Hoffman, MD, PhD: Bacterial Community-Level Susceptibility Testing for CF Lung Infections; Principal Investigator, University of Washington, Seattle and Seattle Children’s Hospital

Elizabeth Kramer, MD, PhD: The Role of TGF in Driving Airway Hyperresponsiveness and Smooth Muscle Dysfunction in Cystic Fibrosis; Principal Investigator, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Forest Rohwer, PhD: Development of tailocins against microbial infections in cystic fibrosis lungs; Principal Investigator, San Diego State University

Kenichi Okuda, MD, PhD: Regional regulation of CFTR and ionocyte expression in airways; Principal Investigator, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill


Elizabeth Nash Memorial Fellowship

Cynthia B. Silveira: Bacteriophage-Mediated Spread of Virulence Factors in Cystic Fibrosis Microbiomes; Postdoctoral Fellow, San Diego State University (Forest Rowher, PhD, Principal Investigator)

Keehoon Lee, PhD: A Multi-‘Omic Approach to Evaluate Concurrent Sinus and Pulmonary Disease in Cystic Fibrosis; Post-Doctoral Fellow, Northern Arizona University (Elizabeth Cope, PhD, Principal Investigator)